Youthwords 2017

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Once again we are inviting Sudbury area high school students to participate in the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival’s youth writing contest.

We have prizes for Best Story/Essay and Best Poem.

This year we are asking writers to show us how you use the four words – sandpaper, journey, anchor and spark – in your submission.

How to enter:

Short Story or Essay must be 1,500 words

2 Poems a maximum of 30 lines each.

DO NOT submit with your name on your submission.

DO include on a separate cover page –

  • the title of your entry
  • your name, address, phone number and email address,
  • date of birth
  • and what grade you are in.

No entry fee required.

Submit by October 20, 2016

@ Open Minds Quarterly submittable


There will be six prizes:

First Place Best Short Story/Essay – $100

Second Short Story/Essay Place – $75

Third Short Story/ Essay place – $50

First Place Best Poem – $100

Second Place Poem – $75

Third Place Poem  – $50

Finalists will be invited to attend the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival on November 3, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel Sudbury. First place winners will have their story/essay and poem published (in part) in The Sudbury Star newspaper.

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